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POEM Project awarded by SESAR JU

The Passenger-Oriented Enhanced Metrics (POEM) project, led by the University of Westminster in partnership with Innaxis establishes a new passenger-centred performance framework and simulation model for air transport. The model allowed the exploration of novel flight and passenger prioritisation scenarios whilst the performance framework allowed the analysis of different trade-offs between the flight-centric and passenger-centric metrics. Furthermore, using novel techniques of data science analysis, the project shed light on delay propagation through the network and made clear the very different roles that some elements of the air transportation system play from the passenger perspective, as compared with the more usual flight performance perspective.

This performance framework is especially relevant in the context of the 4 hours door-to-door performance goals envisioned by FlightPath2050 and core to the technological developments in air transport for the next decade.

POEM received one of only two “Oustanding Project” awards from SESAR, judged by a jury composed of SESAR JU members, including industry and ANSP representatives. The prize was presented during the 2014 SESAR Awards Ceremony, which took place alongside the 2014 World ATM Congress in Madrid, 3-6 March. This prize recognised the excellence of the project and its novel contributions to SESAR, as highlighted by Mr Claude Chêne, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, who presented the prize to Andrew Cook, coordinator of the POEM consortium.

Innaxis is very proud of POEM for its significant contribution to passenger-centricity and complexity science, a completely novel approach in air transport research.